Libya: Libya State TV Broadcast Disrupted

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011.

With the fast-paced news coming out of Tripoli, social media enthusiasts are weeding information coming out of Libya to keep us abreast with what is really happening there.

Andy Carvin, NPR's senior strategist, is one such clearing point. In a recent tweet he notes:

@acarvin: Not confirmed. One of many rumors. Captured, dead, fled, hiding. RT @technosailor: Gaddafi captured. Is this confirmed? #libya #tripoli

Libyan State TV goes off air. Picture by Sultan Al Qassemi

Sultan Al Qassemi, who monitors news coverage from the UAE, is another valuable source of news on Libya. He shares a screen shot of the Libyan State TV now.

@SultanAlQassemi: Al Arabiya: Libyan State TV broadcast disrupted #Libya

@SultanAlQassemi: Breaking Al Arabiya: The Libyan revolutionaries flag has been raised on Tripoli's government buildings #Libya

Back on Twitter, the euphoria is building up online as tweeps share their thoughts and feelings on developments in Libya.

Lebanese Hilal Chouman quips:

@hilalchouman: My dad comment on #Libya: “The hulk is down”. lol.

Meanwhile, Ruwayda Mustafah, a British Kurdish activist, is waiting for evidence:

@RuwaydaMustafah: Take a breather everyone. Waiting to receive image + footage of Gaddafi's body & son being imprisoned. #Libya

And Egyptian Mona El Tahawy concludes:

: The real #Libyan revolution is about to end #Gaddafi's reign of butchery before he celebrates 42nd anniversary of his fake “revolution.”

Stay tuned for more coverage from Libya.

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011.


  • I think the US was not a lead player in the action. As a result, I don’t think that the US or Obama should get the lion’s share of the credit. Look, I approved of the US involvement and the degree of US involvement. If it had gone bad, I would still argue that it had been the right thing to do. Nevertheless, the US and the rest of NATO were there in a supporting role. I know that air support is important, but wars are won on the ground. In this case, the ground fight was, and is, being done by Libyans.

  • carlo

    i used tvhook software to get the latest news about libya through thousand of channels that i can watch from all over the globe.

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